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  • Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
    No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
  • I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. HMA regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. You're never too old to start.
  • What is Atienza Kali
    Atienza Kali is a contemporary blade fighting system that specializes in the combative use of blades of all sizes. The Atienza Kali system was developed on the tough streets of Jamaica, Queens New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, ambushes by multiple attackers was a very common occurrence. The Atienza family trained not for sport or competition, but to simply deal with the attacks they witnessed or were subject to on a regular basis in their neighborhood. Atienza Kali curriculum is founded upon the use of the long-blade, such as a sword or a Bolo. The system also covers smaller blades such as knives and daggers. The aim is to instruct the student in how to utilize the blade as a tool to aid with the protection of the family. Training is focused on Multiple Attacker scenarios as well as fighting in a team setting.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to my classes?"
    We recommend that you take a class at least once a week and practice at home as often as possible. Remember the more you train the faster you’ll achieve your desired results.
  • How long does it take to become proficient?
    We offer a wide range of training styles, speak to your Instuctor for more information.
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